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Repatriated ISIS Fighter Pleads Guilty to Terror Charge

Omer Kuzu – a 23-year-old U.S. citizen captured by the Syrian Democratic Forces and returned to the U.S. by the FBI after a five-year stint handling communications for ISIS – pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to provide material support to terrorism. Keep Reading

// by Anne Speckhard and Molly Ellenberg

Jesse Morton: A Story of Trauma and Radicalization

The impact of trauma on radicalization and terrorist recruitment has only recently made its way into the collective psyche of counterterrorism researchers and practitioners and is still not well understood. Keep Reading

What Foreign Islamic State Women Think About Guilt and Responsibility

After the March 2019 fall of Baghuz, the last stronghold of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria, more than 20,000 non-Iraqi or Syrian members of the group surrendered to coalition forces. Males were separated from their family members and imprisoned, while females and young children were moved to camps for displaced people. Keep Reading

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